Casey Anthony Trial: Defense Casts Shadow on Heart Stickers Found With Caylee's Remains


Explosive Question by Defense at Casey Anthony Murder Trial

Jurors also looked at photos of Casey Anthony's bedrooms and pictures of clothes from her closet that were taken by Bloise and later tested by the FBI lab.

A pair of size 5 charcoal gray pants that were worn by Anthony on June 16, 2008, the day the defense claims Caylee accidentally drowned in the family pool, did not test positive for blood.

Upon cross-examination, Bloise acknowledged that Cindy Anthony, Casey Anthony's mother, had washed the pants between June 16, 2008 and the day they were collected by Bloise.

The largely technical grillling came a day after Casey Anthony's father angrily issued a statement against the tactics of his daughter's legal team. In the statement, George Anthony's lawyer referred to his daughter as "the Defendant Casey Anthony," and insisted he had nothing to do with her actions "established by the State of Florida in the presentation of their case."

What prompted George Anthony to publicly break with his daughter during her Florida murder trial was an attempt by her lawyers to introduce a surprise witness to their list of people who will take the stand.

The witness list included Vasco Degama Thompson, an ex-convict who served time for kidnapping, ABC affiliate WFTV reported. The defense alleges that Thompson had phone conversations with George Anthony on July 14, just days before Caylee was reported missing, according to a statement issued by George Anthony's lawyer.

The reason for having Thompson as a witness was not explained by the defense, but it prompted an angry statement by George Anthony's lawyer Mark Lippman in which he denied his client ever knew or spoke with Thompson.

"This simply appears to be another attempt by the defense to attack my client," Lippman's statement said.

"Mr. Anthony has and will continue to maintain the position that he had nothing to do with the death of Caylee Marie Anthony or any of the events that occurred afterword regarding the actions of the Defendant Casey Anthony established by the State of Florida in the presentation of their case," the statement read.

The harsh language and the family split came a day after Casey Anthony's mother Cindy left the witness stand and mouthed the words "I love you" to her daughter across the courtroom. Casey Anthony looked away and rolled her eyes.

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